In Friday’s email I shared that it was my 32nd wedding anniversary. I received more reactions to that single bit of personal information than I usually get in any two-week period!
Relationships matter. When we share and acknowledge things about our personal lives, we help weave a collaborative fabric of community, and this fabric contributes to individual and organizational health.
People leave organizations all the time, but they rarely leave families. Talk to 100 people and a few of them will talk about their colleagues as family. Those people like their jobs, stay longer, and perform better.
In 2004 I completed my dissertation research and found that teachers in a school valued three things from their principal:
Thanks for the anniversary best wishes and the tomato recipes!
Do good and be well.